According to Jery Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Cubs are "stepping up" their pursuit of free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder. The Blue Jays—already rumored to be the winner of the Yu Darvish sweepstakes—were seen as a big player on Fielder as well (along with the Rangers). How's this for a compensation deal?: Theo spends the $254 million to keep Fielder out of the AL East, and the Red Sox will call it even. Sounds fair to me.